On this 30 day challenge you will receive
one task daily to complete in order to help you eat, move, think, and sleep
Today’s task is to plank as long as you can.
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Didn’t think you could get away without
some good old planking did you?!
Sorry! The plank is a fundamental
bodyweight exercise that builds isometric core strength and is great for
working your shoulders, arms, and glutes as well.
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How to do today’s task:
1. Plant the hands directly
under the shoulders (slightly wider than shoulder-width apart) like you’re
about to do a push-up
2 Ground the toes into the
floor and squeeze the glutes to stabilize the body. Your legs should be working
in the move too; careful not to lock or hyperextend your knees.
3. Neutralize the neck and
spine by looking at a spot on the floor about a foot beyond the hands. Your
head should be in line with your back.
4. Hold the position for 20
seconds. As you get more comfortable with the move, hold your plank for as long
as possible without compromising form or breath.
If you cannot visualise it then watch a
handy instructional video over here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pSHjTRCQxIw
If you need something easier:
1. Rest your knees on the
ground, making sure to keep your back straight and squeeze both your ab and
If you need something harder:
1. Plank with your forearms
flat on the floor (as opposed to a push-up position).
2. And/or raise 1 leg.
Let us know on social media what your
score is so we can crown our planking king and queen!
In case you missed these:
Day 22: Do 50 burpees
Day 23: List 3 things you love about yourself
Day 24: Meditate for 10 minutes before bed
See you tomorrow for your next healthy habit.